Data Center Management

The data center is the repository for an organization's computer systems, data, and related equipment.

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  • Data Centers & Data Center Networking
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Building The Always-On, Always-Available Enterprise

    Three Steps To Get You On The Path To Running 24x7x365 Services

    Your extended enterprise consists of customers, partners, suppliers, and employees, and every stakeholder in this ecosystem expects your services to be available 24x7x365 in a seamless fashion. But...

    • Downloads: 457
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Three Forcing Functions That Will Extend Your Data Center's Network Services Beyond Its Walls

    Combining Network LAN, WAN, And Layer 4 To Layer 7 Services Into A Horizontally And Vertically Integrated Business Platform

    Five years after introducing network fabrics, the networking industry has hit the reset button. Vendors haven't come any closer to helping customers build networks that can instantly mesh users,...

    • Downloads: 139
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Build Your Road Map To Optimize I&O's Digital Factory For Customers

    Road Map: The IT Infrastructure Playbook

    The data center is the firm's digital factory, and today's customer expectations are pushing it harder than ever. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros must confront a global optimization problem...

    • Downloads: 104
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Strategic Benchmarks 2014: Data Center Strategy

    Today, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals have the freedom to select from an ever-expanding buffet of data center tools, technologies, and sourcing options. I&O leaders must...

    • Downloads: 233
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Strategic Benchmarks 2014: Infrastructure Budgets And Priorities

    Benchmarks: The IT Infrastructure Playbook

    This playbook module is designed to provide infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals with strategic benchmarks to compare their infrastructure budgets, priorities, motivations, and...

    • Downloads: 142
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Organize Your Infrastructure Team For Customer Obsession

    Organization: The IT Infrastructure Playbook

    Empowered customers are disrupting every industry, and infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must adapt to this new reality. We believe that technology management is in the middle of a new...

    • Downloads: 180
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Key I&O Technology Trends To Watch In 2014, Part 2

    Embrace New Approaches To Radically Transform Business Resiliency

    To accelerate business growth, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals in Asia Pacific (AP) must understand and ultimately master four key I&O-related trends: 1) Continually consolidate and...

    • Downloads: 162
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The State Of Business Technology Resiliency, Q2 2014

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have a growing number of services and tools to better prepare themselves for any type of event, whether it's natural or manmade; however, that doesn't mean...

    • Downloads: 146
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Key I&O Technology Trends To Watch In 2014, Part 1

    In The Age Of The Customer, Lean Technology Infrastructure Is A Must

    To accelerate business growth, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals in Asia Pacific (AP) must understand and ultimately master four key I&O-related trends: 1) Continually consolidate and...

    • Downloads: 240
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The State And Direction Of Service Management: Progression, Deceleration, Or Stagnation?

    Benchmarks: The Service Management and Automation Playbook

    "How do we stack up against our peers?" is perhaps the most common question asked of Forrester, and never has this information been more important for service management and automation (SMA)...

    • Downloads: 334
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Is Software-Defined Networking Ready For The Enterprise? Part 2 Of 3

    Enterprises And Vendors Need A Lot More Wrinkles On Their Face

    Even though software-defined networking (SDN) is widely popular with cloud providers, carriers, and universities, today's SDN solutions won't cure enterprise infrastructure and operations' (I&O's)...

    • Downloads: 328
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Cloud-To-Cloud Resiliency

    Top Cloud Users Design A Multicloud Approach To Ensure Highly Available Services

    Just like on-premises infrastructure, clouds fail. We see this in the news on an almost daily basis. Yet as we enter the age of the customer, downtime is becoming less and less acceptable. How can...

    • Downloads: 191
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Execute The Five Key Processes Of The Business Technology Resiliency Life Cycle

    Processes: The Business Technology Resiliency Playbook

    This report outlines Forrester's solution for infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders responsible for developing and implementing the core processes that support business technology (BT)...

    • Downloads: 214
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: IBM Plans To Build 15 Data Centers To Expand Its Global Cloud Footprint

    Cloud Will Continue To Be A Major Growth Engine For IBM

    On January 17, 2014, IBM announced plans to open 15 new data centers to expand its cloud footprint. Unlike Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google, which built cloud offerings for consumers before...

    • Downloads: 228
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:AWS Cloud Security

    AWS Takes Important Steps For Securing Cloud Workloads

    Security to and from the cloud is a hot topic. The notion that cloud technologies should not be used by large enterprises due to security concerns is rapidly fading. Security still ranks as the No. 1...

    • Downloads: 509
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Back Up Your Critical Cloud Data Before It's Too Late

    Cloud-To-Cloud Backup Emerges As A Practical Option For Cloud Data Protection

    For years, it has been standard practice to back up your critical data. You store several copies locally for operational recovery and send copies off-site (electronically or physically) for disaster...

    • Downloads: 169
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Predictions For 2014: Technology Monitoring

    Monitoring Advances From Providing Reactive Information To Predictive Business Insights

    In 2014, technology monitoring priorities for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals can no longer only focus on technology offerings that serve internal business services but must also...

    • Downloads: 334
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Buyer Role Profile: Data Center Manager

    This report is designed to give sales enablement professionals an introduction to the data center manager role, as well as an overview of the general concerns facing people in this position. Sales...

    • Downloads: 121
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Traditional Disaster Recovery Service Providers, Q1 2014

    The Six Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 45-criteria evaluation of traditional disaster recovery service providers, we identified the six most significant service providers — CSC, HP, IBM, Phoenix, Recovery Point...

    • Downloads: 270
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q1 2014

    A Dozen Cloud-Based Resiliency Players Battle It Out For Top Honors

    In Forrester's 17-criteria evaluation of disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) vendors, we identified the 12 most significant service providers — Axcient, Barracuda Networks, CenturyLink...

    • Downloads: 449
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Pricing Data Center Services

    Managed DC Services Move From A Dedicated Into A Shared Service Model

    The pricing of managed data center (DC) services, like server and storage management and database administration, is changing rapidly. Decreasing hardware costs, increasing efficiency, and the use of...

    • Downloads: 436
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: News UK Transformed Its Data Center To Become More Agile

    In the past decade, news media companies have witnessed substantial disruptive changes in their marketplace, spurring them to significantly accelerate their IT transformation initiatives. As we have...

    • Downloads: 154
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Business Technology Monitoring, Q3 2013, Part 3 Of 5

    Analysis Of Business Monitoring Technologies In The "Survival" Ecosystem Phase

    In Part 3 of Forrester's TechRadar™ series on business technology (BT) monitoring, we examine eight technologies in the "Survival" ecosystem phase: business activity monitoring, cloud cost...

    • Downloads: 276
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:China Tech Market Outlook: 2014

    Tougher Conditions Await Global Brands As Local Vendors Grab A Larger Share Of The World's Third-Largest Market

    IT purchases in China will reach $113 billion in 2013, making it the third-largest tech market in the world after the US and Japan. China is still largely a hardware-driven market, but spending on...

    • Downloads: 269
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:From Singapore To Tokyo: Choosing A Data Center Location In Asia Pacific

    Use A Structured Approach To Select The Site That Best Meets Your Needs

    Asia Pacific-based organizations and multinational corporations (MNCs) entering the region are fueling demand for data center resources, space, and power. A number of factors are accelerating this...

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